This is Amy + Michelle

This is Amy + Michelle

This A.M.

Amy and Michelle became instant friends because of the common interests they share in their love of fashion, food, music and traveling. In This A.M. Amy and Michelle will share recipes, thoughts on eats, their unique fashion style and lifestyles from Toronto to Tampa...... 1,098 miles apart!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

ไก่กระเพราไทย-Thai Basil Chicken

This A.M. I thought I would share the recipe I made the other night.
Last Monday just to prep myself for this heat wave we were having, I decided to join my friend Arlene at hot yoga.  This class was hot, and the instructor was intense, but not as intense as the homemadeThai Basil Chicken that Arlene sweetly brought me to eat after the class had finished.  This heat inspired dish will definitely kick up your temperature up a notch!

Give this recipe a try and taste the most sensational spicy chicken that ever aroused each and every one of my taste buds.

Arlene's Heat Inspired  Spicy Thai Basil Chicken  


1 lb boneless and skinless chicken thighs or chicken breast cut into small pieces (or ground)
4 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
2 shallots (finely chopped)
1 1/4 tablespoons fish sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon sweet soy sauce
1 big bunch of Thai basil leaves (stems removed)
4-6  red and green chilies  or 1-2 fresh jalapeno cut into slivers
2 dashes ground white pepper
2 tablespoons oil


Add oil into a heated wok, follow by chopped garlic and shallots. Stir fry the garlic and shallots until aromatic, then add the chicken meat into the wok. Use the spatula to quickly stir-fry and break the ground chicken meat into small lumps. When the chicken meat changes color, toss in the chilies and the seasonings (fish sauce, sugar, and sweet soy sauce) and continue to stir-fry. Add in the basil leaves and do a few quick stirs until the basil leaves are wilted and you smell the exotic fragrance of the basil leaves. Sprinkle two dashes of pepper powder into the dish, do a final stir, dish out and serve immediately.

Suggested Serving:
You can also serve this spicy basil chicken as lettuce wraps, it tastes great with fresh lettuce and Thai sweet chili sauce.

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